Riding for construction zone awareness

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(INDIANAPOLIS,Ind) — Hundreds of people hopped on their motorcycles Sunday to raise awareness for work zone safety.

The ride was organized by local construction company Rieth-Riely. The company lost two workers in May in a roadside construction accident along I-69.  A pick-up truck slammed into a sign and killed Coty DeMoss, 24, and Kenneth Duerson Jr., 49. Contractors from across Indianapolis met at the Harley Davidson of Indianapolis on Saturday morning and rode to the Cooper’s Stardust Bowling Alley in Noblesville.

The proceeds from the ride will go towards purchasing billboards, advertisements and providing support for those families who lost a loved one in a work related accident.

Coty’s father Dennis, was at the ride and says he hopes the tragedy his family is dealing with, will serve as a reminder to other drivers.

“I hope the change is that people slow down and give us space. Let us do our work.  We aren’t there to inconvenience anybody.  We are there to make it better,” said DeMoss Jr.